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|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- (RP) enPR: hōld, IPA: /həʊld/, SAMPA: /h@Uld/
- (GenAm) enPR: hōld, IPA: /hoʊld/, SAMPA: /hoUld/
- help, file
- Rhymes: -əʊld
Third person singular
- (transitive) To grasp or grip.
- Hold the pencil like this.
- (transitive) To contain or store.
- This package holds six bottles.
- (transitive) To have and keep possession of something.
- Hold my coat for me.
- The general ordered the colonel to hold his position at all costs.
- (transitive) To reserve.
- Hold a table for us at 7:00.
- (transitive) To cause to wait or delay.
- Hold the elevator.
- (transitive) To detain.
- Hold the suspect in this cell.
- (transitive) To maintain a belief.
- 1776 Declaration of Independence [of the English American colonies south of Canada]
- We hold these truths to be self-evident,...
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- A grasp or grip.
- Keep a firm hold on the handlebars.
- Something reserved or kept.
- We have a hold here for you.
- (wrestling) A position or grip used to control the opponent.
- He got him in a tight hold and pinned him to the mat.
- (nautical) The cargo area of a ship, (often cargo hold).
- Put that in the hold.
- (gambling) The percentage the house wins on a gamble.
hold [[Category:Template:lang:de adjectives|hold]]
- IPA: /ˈhold/
hold (plural holdak)
hold n. (genitive singular holds, uncountable)
- IPA: /hold/
- Dead body, carcase
- Swa swa grædige ræmmas ðar ðar hi hold geseoþ. Like greedy ravens when they see a corpse.
From Germanic *xulþa-, a variant on a root meaning ‘lean, incline’ (compare Old English heald, hieldan). Cognates include Old Frisian hold, Old Saxon hold, Old High German hold (German hold), Old Norse hollr (Swedish huld), Gothic 𐌷𐌿𐌻𐌸𐍃.
hold (+ dative)
- gracious, loyal, kind
- Swa hold is God mancynne ðæt he hæfþ geset his englas us to hyrdum. God is so gracious to mankind that he has appointed angels as our guardians.
Old High German
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